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Monday 22nd October 2007

Eritrean singer Helen Berhane granted asylum in Denmark

ERITREAN gospel singer Helen Berhane, who was tortured and detained without charge for two years in her homeland, has been granted asylum in Denmark. After an international campaign she was released in December 2006 and fled with her sister to the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, before being granted asylum. Ms Berhane uses a wheelchair because of severe injuries to her legs and feet sustained in prison beatings. CR

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Posted by Donnie Maclean in Inverness Scotland @ 11:46 on Feb 2 2008

Delighted to hear that this amazing witness for Christ is free and living in Europe.

May God bless and be with her as she starts a new life in a new country and perhaps once the dust settles on her life, and if she is able - it would be great to welcome her to Scotland, as a witness for Christ of course - but also to sing.

Does anyone know how if this could be arranged and how to go about it

Donnie Maclean

Reply by Gus Langlands in Dumfriesshire @ 16:42 on Dec 10 2008

I have the means of being in touch with Helen and have already met her. When I next have the chance, I will ask her about a visit to Scotland, although traveling would be hard for her I think. Can you give me a landline number so I could call and discuss this with you??
Yours aye, Gus.

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